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Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-fourth Middlesex District

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Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-fourth Middlesex District
Current incumbentChristine Barber Democratic Party
Population42,327
Race72.06% White, 10.61% Black, 7.74% Asian[1]
Ethnicity8.94% Hispanic
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Massachusetts' thirty-fourth Middlesex state house district is represented by Democratic Representative Christine Barber.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 42,327 civilians reside within Massachusetts' Thirty-fourth state house district.[2] Massachusetts state senators represent an average of 40,923 residents.[3] After the 2000 Census, each member represented 39,682 residents.[4]

About the office

Members of the Massachusetts House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Massachusetts legislators assume office the first Wednesday in January after the election.

Qualifications

Article LXXI of the Massachusetts Constitution states: Every representative, for one year at least immediately preceding his election, shall have been an inhabitant of the district for which he is chosen and shall cease to represent such district when he shall cease to be an inhabitant of the commonwealth.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Massachusetts General Court are paid $61,133/year. Legislators receive between $10/day to $100/day per diem, depending on distance from the state house. Compensation is vouchered and set by the legislature.[5]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

If there is a vacancy in the house, a special election must be conducted to fill the vacant seat. The election must be held on the next regularly scheduled date on the election calendar.[6] Local governments who conduct special elections receive reimbursement from the State Treasurer's office for all costs incurred.[7]

Elections

2014

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on September 9, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. Christine Barber defeated Erin DiBenedetto, Sharon Guzik and Craig Rourke in the Democratic primary. Barber defeated Nicholas Lanzilli (I) in the general election.[8]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-fourth Middlesex District General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Barber 64.3% 7,043
     Independent Nicholas Lanzilli 35.7% 3,911
Total Votes 10,954
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-fourth Middlesex District Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChristine Barber 48.9% 1,956
Erin DiBenedetto 36.5% 1,458
Craig Rourke 11% 440
Sharon Guzik 3.6% 145
Total Votes 3,999

2012

See also: Massachusetts House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Massachusetts House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 6, 2012 and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 29, 2012.[9] Incumbent Carl Sciortino, Jr. (D) defeated David Rajczewski (R) in the general election. Both candidates were unopposed in the September 6 primary elections.[10][11]

Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirty-Fourth Middlesex District, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCarl Sciortino Incumbent 84.2% 13,842
     Republican David Rajczewski 15.8% 2,595
Total Votes 16,437

Campaign contributions

Since 2012, candidates for Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-fourth Middlesex District have raised a total of $37,018. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $18,509 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Massachusetts House of Representatives Thirty-fourth Middlesex District
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 * $37,018 2 $18,509
Total $37,018 2 $18,509
* Campaign finance data for 2012 is incomplete for this district.

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